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Murder Weapons Found
Le'ts make a left and follow Ottawa River Road to Suder Avenue.
Just two days after the Kennedy hit outside Neumeyer’s Grocery Story, three boys found a Colt .38 here at the foot of 119th Street and the Ottawa River. A few hours later a .45 automatic pistol was found near 117th and the Ottawa River. Both were later found to be the murder weapons and were used to help convict the Licavoli gang. As the story goes, it was Wop English and John Mirabela who pulled off the Kennedy hit.
By the way, Joe "The Wop" English, whose real name was Serafino Sinatra was on the undercard of the Willard-Dempsey fight we learned about earlier. He knocked out Whirlwind Wend in the first round. Interestingly, this tough guy fainted in the courtroom when his death sentence was read out loud. It was later reduced to life in prison.
Continue along Ottawa River Road to Suder Avenue.